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Meet Hing: The Secret Weapon Spice Of Indian Cuisine

Uncooked, the Indian spice hing may smell of sulfur and onions to some. But add a dash to your food and magical things happen.
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'There's A Reason Why I Play Anxious Characters,' Says 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale

Hale played Buster on Arrested Development and is Gary Walsh on the HBO series Veep. "It comes from a lot of personal anxiety," Hale says. "It's really fun to bring that into the characters."
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On The Podcast: Rep Sweats, Or, 'I Don't Know If I Like This, But I Need It To Win'

Kat and Gene hash out something they've been mulling over for a while: that feeling of obligation that you have to root for something, because it's theoretically for you.
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Oprah's New Show, 'Greenleaf,' Is Megachurch Melodrama

Oprah Winfrey returns to a regular TV drama role for the first time in two decades, appearing in Greenleaf, a scripted drama set in a Memphis megachurch. The show premieres Tuesday on her OWN network.
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Bendy Bananas And Barmaid Bosoms: The U.K.'s Crazy Anti-EU Food Myths

British tabloids have long exploited the U.K.'s ambivalent ties to the European Union with exaggerated, funny and often unfounded stories about regulations aiming to undo English food culture.
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Forgotten History: How The New England Colonists Embraced The Slave Trade

American slavery predates the founding of the United States. Wendy Warren, author of New England Bound, says the early colonists imported African slaves and enslaved and exported Native Americans.
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Terry McMillan's Latest: Revisiting Past Loves, Rediscovering Yourself

In her new novel, I Almost Forgot About You, McMillan's heroine confronts midlife malaise by reconnecting with men from her past.
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For Ellie Kemper, Kimmy Schmidt Is Just Her Latest 'Weirdo' Role

"I still am not sure what in my face screams 'bunker-cult victim,' " Kemper says. The actress plays a woman who was rescued from an apocalyptic cult in the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
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Fish Have Feelings, Too: The Inner Lives Of Our 'Underwater Cousins'

Jonathan Balcombe, author of What A Fish Knows, says that fish have a conscious awareness — or "sentience" — that allows them to experience pain, recognize individual humans and have memory.
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A Festival For Mixed-Race Storytellers — And Everyone Else, Too

The Mixed Remixed festival isn't just for folks who are multiracial. It's about connecting people from all over the world who aren't always seen as belonging together.

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